European Warehouse Market Trends and 2017 Outlook

E-commerce and online retail are major drivers for the increase in demand for different types of warehouses ꟷ such as mega fulfillment centers (merchandise storage and pick-up), parcel sorting centers, local parcel delivery centers, dot.com warehouses (fulfillment of online orders), return processing centers and local delivery centers (for same-day deliveries).

European CEP Market and Carriers Pricing Trends

CEP (Courier, Express and Parcel) are non-palletized products with shipments weighing less than 50 kg/110 lbs. Parcel shipments predominantly travel via ground transport and are delivered in a day or two, whereas express shipments travel by air, which is a time-bound delivery. Today, there is a thin line between Courier, Express or Parcel services. These three terms are commonly amalgamated to Courier-Express-Parcel (CEP) services.

Hanjin Shipping Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Hanjin Shipping Line has filed for receivership having lost the support of their creditors. This is causing a ripple effect across the globe and shippers should take note.

Trends in the U.S. Warehouse Market

The U.S. warehouse market saw lower completions than net absorption over the past 6 years. Now, for the first time since the downturn in 2009, the market will see an equal amount of new space added and absorbed.

A Perspective on Refrigerated Container Trade Growth

The refrigerated container market has been growing at a healthy pace over the past few years. With specialized reefer capacity expected to fall further, the growth in demand for refrigerated container capacity is expected to outpace the growth for dry container slots.

Brexit’s Potential Impact on Logistics

Markets around the globe are in turmoil following Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. The British Pound came down more than 11%, stocks fell, and government bond yields entered uncharted territory.

Finally! Panama Canal Expansion Open for Business

Originally scheduled for October 2014, the expanded Panama Canal finally is set for inauguration this month. The renovated canal will feature new lock complexes on the Pacific and Atlantic sides, deepening and widening of the existing channel and canal entrances.

Dominos Begin Falling as Global Container Alliances Change

Falling freight rates and over-capacity status are changing the global container industry. Instead of treading water over the past two years, carriers have shaken up vessel-sharing alliances. The industry impact will be noticeable. It will help reduce the operating costs of shipping firms. But as always, the smaller and regional carriers will have to adjust. Read more…


The rising popularity of online stores and e-commerce platforms, along with a healthy demand from every industry segment has been driving the demand for large warehouses across the U.S.

Lower Fuel Cost, Global Economic Challenges and M&A to Be Key Drivers for Logistics in 2016: GEP Category Forecast

The transportation and logistics market for 2016 is expected to be predominantly driven by three distinct factors: lower fuel costs, global economic challenges, and mergers & acquisitions (M&A). These factors will impact the logistics operations of every organization, regardless of its logistics spend.

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